The winter may not offer much for nature lovers, but spring is on its way. And the advent of spring means bird lovers can get out and about once more! For seasoned watchers and rookie birders alike, almost no other state offers opportunities to go birding quite like Georgia. Here, you’ll discover a blend of Southern charm, scenic vistas, and a fresh, natural environment. Start planning your trip by finding out about five of the best places to go bird watching in Georgia!
Of course, if you want to go bird watching in Georgia, there is no better place to stay than the Glen-Ella Springs Inn. Offering a historic yet contemporary feel, the Glen-Ella Springs Inn is in Clarkesville. It’s near many of the state’s most scenic parks and hiking trails, so you’re sure to find a place to indulge your nature-loving side. If you want to know more about Clarkesville and the surrounding North Georgia Mountains, download our vacation guide. You’ll find all the best restaurants, parks, and attractions to create your most memorable vacation in years! Georgia promises to provide your best birding season yet!
5 of the Best Places to Go Bird Watching in Georgia.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
It may only be a 12-minute drive away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn, but you’ll find enough things to do in Tallulah Gorge State Park that you’ll stay for hours! Recently, the park became home to two peregrine falcons. This marks the first time that this species has made a natural habitat in the area in 75 years. Make sure to try and spot them!
Unicoi State Park
While gorgeous year-round, the Unicoi State Park is a must visit during the autumn months. The brilliant foliage in October is some of the best you’ll see in the entire state! When you’re not bird watching, you can find plenty of activities to keep you occupied, including zip-lining, archery, and swimming in Unicoi Lake.
Located an hour from Clarkesville and just 45 minutes north of Atlanta, Lake Lanier is one of Georgia’s most pristine reservoirs. You’ll be sure to relax as you drift leisurely on the water, or race around in canoes! Several species of gulls call the lake home, but you can also be on the lookout for the common loon and the horned grebe.
This destination is just an hour outside of Clarkesville and happens to be Georgia’s highest peak. In addition to the fantastic hiking trails and breathtaking mountain views, Brasstown Bald is home to several species of birds. In particular, it’s the best place to find the Canada Warbler and Common Raven.
Of course, there are plenty of beautiful nature trails right here in Clarkesville! The greenways perfectly encapture the natural beauty of Georgia. A real hidden gem without going out of your way!
The Perfect Way to End a Weekend Bird Watching in Georgia
While bird watching in Georgia is an experience like no other, and it’s hardly the only activity to do on a Georgian vacation. You’ll find fun festivals, quiet fishing spots, water sports and more! So download our free vacation guide and start planning your trip!
Glen-Ella Springs is the perfect North Georgia Mountain getaway with relaxing accommodations and a beautifully rustic setting. Our rooms and suites feature comfortable furnishings, private bathrooms, and luxurious amenities like custom milled bath products, spa-inspired robes, 600 thread count sheets, sound machines, and more. Reserve your favorite room today!
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